Steve Adubato, Ph.D., enjoys a distinguished career as a broadcaster, author, university professor and motivational speaker. A trainer and coach in the areas of communication and leadership skills, Steve also served in the mid 1980's as New Jersey's youngest state legislator at the age of 26.
|Steve Adubato, PhD Receives the
2012 Rutgers University Distinguished Alumni Award
Steve Adubato and Dr. Jorge Schement, Dean of the RU School of Communication & Information, at the 2012 SC&I Alumni Association Dinner
Steve currently anchors three PBS broadcasts — Caucus: New Jersey, an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television series; NJ Capitol Report, a news program covering New Jersey political issues on a weekly basis; and One-on-One with Steve Adubato, a compelling program giving insight into today's world through interviews with actors, authors, journalists, CEOs, artists and educational innovators who each share their experiences and accomplishments. Steve also conducts in-depth interviews for NJ Today, which airs weeknights on the new NJTV and covers news, politics and policy from across the state.
These series reach more than 10 million viewers in six states (NJ, NY CT, PA, DE, MD) through a variety of television outlets including PBS stations THIRTEEN (the New York flagship station), WLIW (Long Island's PBS affiliate), WHYY-TV 12 (the Philadelphia affiliate), WLIW WORLD, and the new NJTV. Our programming also airs on FiOS1 and on TCN-The Comcast Network. Steve has been the recipient of four prestigious Emmy Awards for his work on public television. In 1995, 2000 and again in 2001, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Steve with Emmy Awards in the category of "Best Host."
In addition to his work on public television, Steve has appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, FOX News, FOX 5 in New York and CNBC as a media and communication analyst. He has also provided expert on-air commentary for NPR—National Public Radio. Steve currently provides political commentary on 77-WABC, the #1 talk radio station in the country, as well as WOR-710 AM and has hosted on both networks.
In addition to his career as a broadcast journalist, Dr. Adubato is a Rutgers University visiting lecturer with a Ph.D. from Rutgers in the field of mass communication and a Masters from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers. He is also a "distinguished visiting professor" at Montclair State University in the field of broadcast journalism. Dr. Adubato's research and writing has focused on the role of the media in American society and the current state of journalism.
A much sought-after motivational speaker through his company Stand & Deliver, Steve has conducted communication and leadership workshops for a variety of clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Stand & Deliver is a dynamic, hands-on professional development and executive coaching program, which Steve created to help today's professionals reach their potential as leaders.
Most recently, New Jersey Monthly magazine named Steve one of the top five most powerful media figures in the state. In the past, New Jersey Monthly selected Steve as one of the "50 Most Interesting People" in the state as well as one of the "25 Most Influential People in the State." Steve writes a weekly column focusing on communication and leadership for The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's most widely circulated newspaper, which reaches over 1 million readers. He is a syndicated columnist who contributes to New Jersey Monthly, the Atlantic City Press and njvoices.com.
Finally, Steve is the author of the books,Speak
from the Heart: Be Yourself and Get Results(Simon & Schuster), which was featured in Fortune Magazine, as well as Make the Connection: Improve Your Communication at Work and at Home and What Were They Thinking? Crisis Communication: The good, the bad and the totally clueless, both published by Rutgers University Press. His fourth book is entitled You Are the Brand and examines the brand strategies of over thirty individuals and companies.
Mary K. Gamba
For the past 12 years, Mary Gamba has worked closely with Steve Adubato to develop customized, dynamic and interactive leadership development seminars and workshops as well as executive coaching programs that have had a huge impact on Stand & Deliver clients.
Mary’s expertise focuses on customer service, employee coaching and engagement and the branding and marketing of individuals and their organization. Mary and Steve are a dynamic team who understand the needs of their clients and respond to those needs consistently. Long-time Stand & Deliver friend and author Jack Mitchell wrote a wonderful book “Hug Your Customers” and that “hugging” philosophy of exceptional customer service is what drives Mary every day.
Mary works hand in hand with Stand & Deliver clients on every aspect of seminar and workshop logistics as well as developing customized executive coaching plans for our clients. Here’s what just some Stand & Deliver clients say about Mary Gamba and her attention to detail.
“It’s simple, Mary get’s it done! She takes challenges head on, finds solutions and then executes flawlessly.”
-- D. Nicholas Miceli, Market President, TD Bank
“Mary Gamba brings new meaning to the term 'beyond responsive.' Not only does she anticipate my needs with near-perfect accuracy, she answers my inquiries so promptly that sometimes it seems as though I couldn't have even actually sent the inquiry yet!”
-- Scott Lakefield, Program Director, WOR 710 NewsTalk Radio
“In my many years of interacting with Mary, she has always been truly terrific, cordial and genuinely thoughtful of clients.”
-- Fran Cubisino, Executive Assistant to Robert DeMeola, Chief Operating Officer, CohnReznick
“Mary has a can-do attitude and goes above and beyond to continually meet and exceed client expectations. Her professional brand truly reflects the cornerstones of what makes Stand & Deliver stand out from the rest.”
-- Nick Matarazzo, Chief Executive Officer, Jumpstart Automotive Group
“Working with Mary has always been a pleasure. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and cooperative spirit make all our joint ventures flow smoothly and successfully. When Mary is involved I never worry about the outcome.”
-- Karen Tucker, Executive Director, Adler Aphasia Center
“Mary Gamba gets it done. She executes on Steve Adubato’s behalf in the most responsive and professional way. You can't ask for a better business partner or advocate of your interests…not to mention she makes it fun!”
-- Robb Sansone, Executive Vice President, CFO Fedway Associates, Inc.
“Mary's extraordinary attention to detail, relentless energy and her unfailing patience make her a joy to work with. She is the consummate professional!”
“MDAdvantage has worked with Stand & Deliver for many years – always with excellent results. Mary Gamba is always our contact. Her exceptional conceptual skills, strong communication skills and flawless follow through result in one satisfying outcome after another. I can’t imagine a collaboration without Mary’s skills as its core.”
-- Fran Durst, Former Northeast Communications Manager, Wells Fargo
-- Patricia Costante, Chairman and CEO, MdAdvantage